Sweet 16 Party Ideas
Sweet Party 16 means the transition of a girl from a child to a woman. Remember your guests with fun and unique gifts that symbolize a significant birthday.
Souvenirs for self-study
Do your own favors to celebrate a child’s birthday. Customize content and colors to match the person’s personality or party theme. Here are some DIY ideas to celebrate your 16th birthday:
- Cotton Candy – Buy small bags of cotton candy and empty the contents into a clear plastic cup with a lid . Add a personalized message to the label, such as “Thank you for coming to my SWEET Sixteen.” It’s the perfect ending to any party, especially Candyland themed.
- Jar Pedicure – Fill a stone jar or any other small jar with pedicure items. Include a nail file, party-colored nail polish, lotion, and some fun nail stickers. Secure the jar with a round sticker on the lid that says “Thank you!”. message. Use it for a spa or pajama party.
- Hot Chocolate Set – Fill the jar with the ingredients you need to make great hot chocolate. Include chocolate cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, and a pretty spoon or chocolate-covered spoon to stir. Include instructions for making hot chocolate at home with a ‘thank you’. This is perfect for a winter party.
- Labeled Succulents – These small plants make the perfect gift, especially when accompanied by a label or personal tag. It’s the perfect gift to accompany an outdoor party or for the nature-loving birthday girl.
- Spa Gift Basket – Fill small wicker baskets with everything your guests will need for a spa night. This service will work with almost any theme, but especially with a spa theme. Include a face mask, lotions, bubble bath or bath bombs, and a soft washcloth.
- Ornament – If your party falls during the holidays, consider making custom decorations for each of your guests. You can add the number “16” in front of the year and write the name of each guest on the back. Use a transparent globe ornament and a pen with gold paint for writing. Check the feather and embellishment before buying in bulk. You can also fill in the ornament with something in your color scheme, such as shredded paper fill, glitter, or colored sand.
Personalized souvenir shopping
A sweet sixteen party is the perfect time to get a special personal favor.
- Cookie Portraits – Consider giving your guests birthday cookies. This is a special way to honor an honored guest. Price ranges vary depending on the quantity you choose for each bag, but there is an additional $25 charge for all custom orders.
- Pop sockets – The sockets, the little round knobs that attach to the back of your phone case, are all crazy! Treat your guests with personalized outlets . The price is about $15 each, but you can add your own photos! Perfect for a small party or big budget.
- Personalized Sports Balls – If your birthday is a big sports fan or you’re having a sports themed party, consider custom sports balls as a service. The price of balloons will vary greatly depending on the vendor you choose and the quantity you order. For example, these mini soccer balls cost about a dollar apiece.
- M&M’S – Make your own M&M ‘s for a special personalized service. Choose your color and message, and how you want to receive your special candy. Prices start at $9 for a small bag or personalized candies. Arrange candies in small gift boxes to share with guests.
- Fidgets – Fidgets are very popular and subject to change. Consider making a special spinner with the birthday girl’s initials or your favorite character. At almost $15 each, this service is best for a small party or someone on a bigger budget.
- Socks – Are you planning a dance? Give each guest a pair of custom socks with breathtaking bottoms . Choose your color and your message for about $5. Consider a catchy saying like “I took my socks off at my birthday party” on a tag.
- Sunglasses – If you’re planning a beach party or a Hollywood themed party, consider some personalized sunglasses as a favor. Choose your favorite style, but be aware that the price will vary depending on the quantity ordered and your choice. Prices for orders of a dozen are $8 to $10 each for most designs, with costs coming down the more you order.
If you want to stick with tradition, consider the following ideas:
- Pink silk flowers tied with a bow – Sweet sixteen is often associated with a single pink rose. Give all your guests a simple, single pink silk flower (about $4 per flower). Tie it in a pretty bow. You can even attach a thank you note to the ribbon to thank your guests for joining you in the celebration.
- Molded 16 chocolates – Purchase molds with ’16’ and make chocolate lollipops; the form is only about 2 dollars. Use white chocolate with a hint of red food coloring to create pink, or just use milk chocolate. Wrap the cellophane wrap in ribbon that matches your theme.
- Keychains – Sixteen year olds are just exploring the freedom of their first car (or driving mom and dad’s car). Help them stay organized with this beautiful key chain for $16 each.
- Gold Photo Frame – Use these elegant gold frames as a place card and a home gift. Fill the frames with photos of the birthday girl and each guest. Turn photos into black and white for a more elegant look. They cost about $1 each.
If you’re looking to pick up a variety of traditional trinkets like glow sticks, candies, pens, and more, make sure the package you pack them in is 16th birthday-worthy. Buy small shiny boxes or larger colorful boxes , depending on the items you plan to put in it.
Memories bring the sweetest blessings
Keep in mind that the most important thing a guest can leave a party with is a good memory. Be sure to take lots of photos and share them with your friends. It can be the best gift for a party.